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The Awakening, Kate Chopin
The following is an excerpt from a novel that is set on the southern Louisiana coast in the early 20th century. The story follows Edna Pontellier, a housewife and mother.

Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. Chicago: New York: Herbert S. Stone, 1899. Print.

Based on lines 70-73, what can be reasonably inferred about "the lady in black" and "the two young lovers"?


They are characters who have been previously referred to in the passage.


The lady in black is the mother of one of the lovers.


The lady in black is Mrs. Ratignolle's sister.


None of them are actually guests at the resort.

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